19 days in India Itinerary

19 days in India Itinerary

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19 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mahabalipuram
1
Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Hampi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
3
Darjeeling
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
Leh
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
6
Agra
— 3 nights
+3
train + subway + Fly + train:  15​h
End: Brussels

3
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
You'll explore and learn at India Seashell Museum and DakshinaChitra Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kamakshi Amman Temple and Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham. Explore Mahabalipuram's surroundings by going to Kanchipuram (Vaikunta Perumal Temple, Thennanagur Perumaal Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Descent Of The Ganges, delve into the distant past at Krishna Mandapam, explore the fascinating underground world of Trimurti Cave, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major airport is Chennai International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kanchipuram, Vedagiriswarar Temple, DakshinaChitra Museum
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Kamakshi Amman Temple ©
Kamakshi Amman Temple
Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham ©
Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham
Ganesh Ratha Temple ©
Ganesh Ratha Temple

2
nights
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
On the 17th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodanda Rama Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Balakrishna Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Archaeological Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Daroji Bear Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, steep yourself in history at Purandaradasa Mantapa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy Temple - Fatik Shilla, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ಪಟ್ಟಾಭಿರಾಮ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ Pattabhirama Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Enclosure, and finally contemplate the long history of Ganagitti Jain Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hampi vacation planning tool .

You can fly from Mahabalipuram to Hampi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Traveling from Mahabalipuram in September, expect nights in Hampi to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are slightly colder, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bellary
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Kodanda Rama Temple ©
Kodanda Rama Temple
Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological Museum
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple ©
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

1
night
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahakal Temple, then see the interesting displays at Everest Museum, then explore the world behind art at Himalayan Tibet Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Tinchuley Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saibaba Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Char Dham, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guru Sakya Monastery.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Darjeeling trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hampi to Darjeeling in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Darjeeling are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Namchi
Highlights from your plan
Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Saibaba Temple ©
Saibaba Temple
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, look for all kinds of wild species at The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Anjani Mahadev, then explore the activities along Beas Kund, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Manali trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Darjeeling to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Leh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm, Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery
Highlights from your plan
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Anjani Mahadev ©
Anjani Mahadev
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery ©
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery

4
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hemis Monastery and Alchi Monastary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ladakh Rocks & Minerals Museum and The Little Paradise. Spend the 27th (Fri) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at De Pashmina Emporium, and admire the striking features of Stakna Monastery.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Leh attractions app .

You can drive from Manali to Leh in 9 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Alchi Monastary, Hemis Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hemis Monastery ©
Hemis Monastery
Alchi Monastary ©
Alchi Monastary

3
nights
Agra

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Maryamuzzamani Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Guru ka Tal, contemplate the long history of Shah Burj, see the interesting displays at Taj Museum, then view the masterpieces at Taj Gallery, and finally take in the history at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. On your second day here, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, admire the landmark architecture of Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort, and then admire the striking features of Tomb of Akbar the Great.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Agra trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Leh to Agra in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tomb of Akbar the Great, Maryamuzzamani Palace
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Saha Burj ©
Saha Burj
Tomb of Akbar the Great ©
Tomb of Akbar the Great

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